As announced two days ago by S. Somasegar and Jason Zander, the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download! Service Pack 1 Beta comes with a “go live” license which means you can start using the product for production related work (see the license agreement with the product for more details).
By chance, are you among those who think that Microsoft is leaving native development in general and the C++ programming language in particular behind? You better watch this interview to Ale Contenti, Principal Development Manager with the Windows C++ team at Microsoft.
The C++ back-end team is very conscious of the performance of our product. Today I will present to you an overview of how we define “performance of our product” and the way we measure it. Along the way I hope to introduce you to some new ideas that you can use to test your product’s performance as well.
What is Hilo?
Project “Hilo” is an effort to tell the story of building high performing, responsive rich Windows applications using C++. We will do this by walking you through our own experience of building some sample applications which we believe provide differentiated user experiences.
With the Visual Studio 2010 launch around the corner, members of the Visual C++ team will be traveling around the world to meet with you and showcase the many new features Visual Studio 2010 has to offer for C++ developers.
Visual Studio 2010 has some enhancements that provide an easy way to get faster builds on a multiprocessor computer through parallelism. Dan Moseley a Lead Developer on MSBuild has written a blog on the C++ Build Parallelism in Visual Studio 2010.
As we wrap up Visual Studio 2010, we are starting to plan the next release of Visual C++. Our goal is to make Visual C++ a product that meets your needs. Thus we need your help.
We would like to better understand what you do.